75% of teachers 'often stressed by workload'

TES | January 07, 2019

75% of teachers 'often stressed by workload'
More than 75 per cent of Scottish teachers frequently feel stressed because of their workload, a survey shows.In the EIS teaching union's survey, 60 per cent of teachers said that during the course of a typical week their workload left them feeling stressed regularly, while a further 16.5 per cent said they were stressed "all the time".A total of 12,000 teachers were questioned as part of the EIS' Value Education, Value Teachers campaign for improved pay, which the union said had unearthed some "shocking" results.The poll also found that 70 per cent of respondents would not recommend teaching as a career – compared with 60 per cent in a similar survey by the union last June.The survey follows a freedom of information request that laid bare the consequences of the teacher shortage for some schools. It showed that one secondary post, for a technical education teacher at Ellon Academy in Aberdeenshire, had been advertised 14 times, with only four applications received throughout the process.

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Author of The Future Learners Jeff Selingo takes a look at the role technology has played in shaping the world view of the next generation of higher education students.Institutions need to understand the motivations of these new sets of students and create programs and services to serve them. This process will require institutions to think of students more broadly as learners, who might associate with the campus or its curriculum in limited ways rather than enroll as a full-time student.

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Author of The Future Learners Jeff Selingo takes a look at the role technology has played in shaping the world view of the next generation of higher education students.Institutions need to understand the motivations of these new sets of students and create programs and services to serve them. This process will require institutions to think of students more broadly as learners, who might associate with the campus or its curriculum in limited ways rather than enroll as a full-time student.

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